Warren Wilson leads Ovum’s Energy team, focusing primarily on IT for upstream oil & gas. His research focuses on the ways in which leading-edge IT such as analytics, information management, and mobile/wireless technologies can enable better practices and results throughout the upstream industry.
Warren brings a unique combination of skills to his oil & gas research. He holds a degree in geology, has direct experience working in the oilfield, and spent several years as a journalist covering the exploration and production industry. An IT analyst for the past 15 years, his research has focused on mobile business applications and enterprise applications including ERP, CRM, supply chain management, and analytics.
Warren joined Ovum in 2006 when Ovum acquired his former employer, Summit Strategies, where he had worked for the previous eight years. Before becoming an IT analyst, he was a reporter and editor for US newspapers including the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, The Miami Herald, the Freeport (Illinois) Journal-Standard, and the Casper (Wyoming) Star-Tribune. He majored in geology at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, and later worked in the oilfield as a roughneck and in well logging.